FIRST TIME PARENTS - Crystal Palace GROUP
Classes run by open minded midwives that are informative, fun and relaxed. A great way to make new friends!
Tuesday evenings 8:00PM - 9:30PM
8 week course
Brown & Green LIFE - Crystal Palace Park
July: Jul 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Aug 6th, 13th, 20th
for babies due September - October
Week 1: Labour and birth.
Week 2: Coping Mechanisms and Pain Relief. Start WhatsApp groups.
Week 3: Different kinds of hospital birth, and the birth partner's role. Birth Stories from previous couples.
Week 4: Baby Feeding.
Week 5: The first few weeks with your baby.
Week 6: Practical skills for new parents, including swaddling, bathing, nappy changing, and slings!
Our first-time parents antenatal courses are made-up of interactive and dynamic midwife-led classes. These sessions provide honest, evidence-based, and realistic information, with course content equally split between labour and birth, and the early weeks with your new baby. This ensures that each of our couples feel confident in making informed choices. We also give plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion, and during each course, two of our previous couples return to tell their own birth-story.
Our sessions are limited to eight couples, and are held in a private room in a pub, maintaining an intimate and relaxed atmosphere where lasting friendships are formed. We stay for dinner (lunch at the weekend) following the final session, facilitate the creation of WhatsApp groups, and encourage regular meet-ups during and after the course, all of which helps to develop that all-important early support network.
The course includes our tailor made handbooks, “The Path to Birth,” and “The Fourth Trimester,” as well as unlimited email support from midwife Vicky and the Team.